A 31-year-old woman suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after a medical mistake was made during surgery.
Stephanie Magson of Bradford, West Yorkshire, underwent surgery for a persistent left tube ovarian abscess in September 2015. During the surgery, a number of adhesions were also dissected.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust admitted that during the surgery there was a failure to notice a serosal tear and if the bowel had been adequately inspected during the surgery, the serosal defect would have been repaired intra-operatively.
This would have meant that Stephanie would have avoided a further laparotomy for colonic repair a week later. The following month she was readmitted with an enterocutaneous fistula and a further laparotomy and sigmoid colectomy in February 2016.
The surgery was successful and Stephanie was able to return to work in March 2016. She suffered a prolonged recovery period, significant loss of amenity and inability to perform acts of daily living.
As a result of the hospital’s negligence, Stephanie suffered PTSD and required psychotherapy sessions. Her injuries included bowel injury and psychiatric damage. She suffered intra-abdominal sepsis, avoidable laparotomies and a sigmoid colectomy.
Stephanie contacted Patient Claim Line in March 2016 and they handled the medical negligence claim on her behalf. Hannah Luscombe, a medical negligence solicitor at Patient Claim Line, handled the case and obtained £50,000 compensation for Stephanie from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Hannah Luscombe said: “I am delighted to secure this settlement for Stephanie after all that she has been through over the last three years and wish her the very best for the future.”
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